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Call for Papers: International Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Education 2019

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In their aim to disseminate innovative research and best practices in psychology, counselling and education, Psychreg, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, and the International Society of Psychology, Counselling and Education (ISPCE), jointly organise the 2nd International Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Education (ICPCE 2019)to be held at Kota Kinabalu campus of UMS on on 31st October–2nd November 2019.

You can find the list of accepted paper presentations here. You can find the template and the guidelines here. We also have some tips for you to help you with your oral presentation

Important dates

  • Deadline of abstract submission: 31 August 2019
  • Last day of early bird registration: 31 August 2019


The theme of the ICPCE 2019 is: A spectrum of opportunities to meet psychology, social work, counselling and education experts

ICPCE 2019 is an interdisciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, medicine, sociology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, counselling, and the lay public) to consider research, policy, rhetoric and practice within the disciplines of psychology, counselling and education.

ICPCE 2019 will be held at the stunning campus of Universiti Malaysia Sabah in Kota Kinabalu. 


Indeed, these three allied disciplines have never faced greater challenges than in the current environment. It is our hope that through collective efforts, we can arm ourselves with essential information so that as psychologists, counsellors and educators we will be better able to maximise the opportunities for change and improvement as they are presented. 

We invite papers in English and Malay language. Paper presentations does not have to be a completed research paper; we will allow research proposals to be presented.

In particular, we are seeking submissions for paper presentations that meet the following criteria:

  • Offers relevant perspectives on the application of psychology, counselling and educational principles to contemporary challenges of the 21st century
  • Hinged on a robust and richly-described empirical study (qualitative, quantitative or both), or those that incorporate rigorous theoretical analysis
  • Presents diverse disciplinary perspectives, methodological and theoretical approaches from within, and beyond the disciplines of psychology, counselling and education.

Fields that might be covered include, but are not limited to: 

  • applied psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • counselling
  • educational psychology
  • mental health
  • organisational psychology
  • psychometrics
  • social psychology
  • special education

Where to send submission

We welcome direct submissions of original research within the scope of the theme of the conference. Submissions may present new research, critical theory, or best practice and could highlight practical lessons learned from experience in different settings, or countries.

Research abstract of around 250 words should be sent in Word format to drelojo.howell@gmail.com

Please CC in your email Dr Noor Hassline Mohamed (hassline@ums.edu.my).

All submissions should follow the APA Style Guide and use British English spelling. Please use standard British English spelling of words such as ‘centre’ or ‘behaviour’. Where British English has alternative spellings of words such as ‘recognize’/‘recognise’, please use the ‘s’ form, e.g., ‘recognise’.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings  will be published in a special issue of Psychreg Journal of Psychology (current impact factor 0.014). For your pre-submission queries, get in touch with the Conference Chair, Dennis Relojo-Howell (drelojo.howell@gmail.com).

International contributions are particularly encouraged. The refereeing process for these submissions will be expedited to ensure that potential presenters have sufficient notice.

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